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Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Man who shot another during argument claimed self-defense – $255,000 Settlement (access required)

On Mother’s Day 2015, the decedent drove to his home in Bedford County. Shortly thereafter, he was confronted by the defendant who alleged the decedent had driven too fast through the neighborhood and almost hit his dogs. The defendant had ...

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Family of man killed in plant conversion settles for $4.7M – $4.7 Million Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 5, 2012, the decedent was working as a pipefitter at a paper manufacturing plant in Southeast Virginia. The project included the conversion of the plant from a paper manufacturing plant to a tissue mill. The owner of the ...

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Products claim would have become negligent maintenance case – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a contractor who died in a workplace incident in a large factory in Southwest Virginia. What initially looked like a products liability case against the manufacturer of the machine that failed turned into a case against the factory ...

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Family lost three members in tractor-trailer wreck – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

A family lost its mother, father and grandmother in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. The driver was alleged to have lost control in rainy conditions on a downhill grade killing all instantly. The driver consistently denied his negligence. There ...

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Family lost three members in tractor-trailer wreck – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

A family lost its mother, father and grandmother in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. The driver was alleged to have lost control in rainy conditions on a downhill grade killing all instantly. The driver consistently denied his negligence. There ...

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Woman killed while walking through store parking lot – $3.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old female married with two children, was a customer at a store in Northern Virginia. The plaintiff had exited the store and was walking towards the parking lot using a marked pedestrian crosswalk. An operator of a Ford ...

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Man, stopped for traffic, killed in rear-ender – $1.45 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 60-year-old divorced man survived by his adult daughter, was fatally injured in an auto collision on one of the many Tidewater bridge crossings. Decedent, driving an old model sedan with a rear-mounted gas tank, was stopped for ...

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Northern Neck wrongful death case settles for $4M – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

On the night of Aug. 10-11, 2017, two friends, Graham McCormick and J. Randolph “Rand” Hooper went for a boat ride on Carter’s Creek in Lancaster County. The boat belonged to Rand’s father, Gary Hooper, who had given Rand permission ...

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Truck hit guardrail, left debris on highway, two killed – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 1, 2014, a Nova Express tractor-trailer driven by Phillip Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express drove off the northbound travel lanes of I-81 in Wythe, crashed through the guardrail and came to rest on its side in the left southbound ...

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